Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Swine Flu Vaccine

Let's see if I have this straight.

The Center for Disease Control, Kathleen Sebelius, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the White House, and the media have whipped the citizens into a frenzy and have increased the demand for the swine flu vaccine.  So much so that the demand currently far exceeds supply.

Over the weekend, President Barack Obama signed a proclamation declaring swine flu to be a national emergency due to higher reported numbers of Americans infected with the flu.

Meanwhile, Sebelius has stated that the US will donate 10% of our available vaccines to the World Health Organization before our demand is satisfied so that WHO can decide what countries will receive the donated vaccines.

Now I am all for the US giving humanitarian aid to less developed countries, but given the first two statements, does it make sense for us to put our own citizens in danger of contracting the disease by not meeting our demand first.

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